Retired Wall Streeter ! Turning 89 in April. 2013. Oh joy. Nope ! April 10,2013 and I am 89 ! 365 more days until 90 ! I help run own Charitable Foundation ....Main assets are land on 3 Continents. Mostly wet farm land. Sizable equity account used for continuing donations scattered throughout Latin America. 55 years of buying real PMs.. And my own "Big knox" Used storage boxes near where my homes were and now have a small chain of Private Storage Room stores.Turned need into a business. Still have ROTH IRA aswell.
Started studying charts 10 years ago during my "free" time (remember that?) - had the "aha" moment... - and keep learning from it as time passes. Social Security and 401K's aren't gonna cut it probably and nothing's getting cheaper. There is a flow in any market - we are here to monitor the flow - the roller coaster - and it's fun after you learn not to get burned. BTW - you will get burned once in a while...
I have studied computer science, mathematics, and finance.
Since August 2010 I have been a quant in charge of calculation operational risk capital for a somewhat large retail bank (almost large enough to be subject to Basel II).
I enjoy reading SA and learning what (and how) people think about investing and trading.
I am aspiring to be a value investor. August 2013 update: Maybe not. Trading options now.
I love Japan, but maybe not for investing.